There are four major categories that determine the amount or extent of the compensation in deciding a personal injury claim resulting from a vehicular accident. The first is the amount of money spent on medical treatments, which will include all related expenses – such as medicines and drugs, professional fees and hospital bills. The second is damages to property – if a personal injury is the result of a vehicular accident, the compensation to be claimed will include the cost of repair of the car or vehicle. The third category, again dealing with car crashes, is the amount of money spent on car rentals while the automobile is being repaired. And the fourth (and perhaps most important) category is loss of income resulting from the injury suffered. The length of time missed from work will be a big factor in the computation of the lost income. In order to present a strong case in court, it is of upmost importance to keep all receipts, both for medical and repair expenses.
If the vehicular accident resulted in a fatality, and negligence was involved, the legal concept of Wrongful Death is applicable, and compensation may be awarded for the damages suffered by the surviving spouse and offspring. Negligence may involve not only the other driver, but also vehicle manufacturing defects and street and highway defects, for example. In wrongful death cases, the compensation may include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of protection, and economic loss with respect to the deceased’s potential earnings had he or she lived a full lifetime.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries in a vehicular accident, you may be entitled to money damages, and you should consult with an experienced lawyer. The Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have over three decades of experience in vehicular accidents. Contact us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights.